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Basic Tanit symbol
Basic Tanit symbol

Tanit was a Carthaginian lunar goddess. A consort of Baal, she was the Patron of Carthage. She may have been related to the Phoenician goddess Astarte (Ishtar). She is also a goddess to the Berber people. Image File history File links Tanit-Symbol. ... This article is about the ancient city-state of Carthage in North Africa. ... Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. ... Baal () is a Semitic title and honorific meaning lord that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant. ... Carthaginian settlements in the western Mediterranean. ... Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plains of what are now Lebanon and Syria. ... Astarte on a car with four branches protruding from roof. ... The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are an ethnic group indigenous to Northwest Africa, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ...


Her symbol, found on many ancient stonecarvings, appears as a trapezium closed by a horizontal line at the top and surmounted in the middle by a circle (the horizontal arm was often terminated either by two short upright lines at right angles to it or by hooks.) Later, the trapezium was frequently replaced by an isosceles triangle.


In Egyptian, her name means Land of Neith, Neith being a war goddess. Neith In Egyptian mythology, Neith (also known as Nit, Net and Neit) was a psychopomp, a goddess of war and the hunt and the patron deity of Sais, in the Western Delta. ...


Phoenicia.org: The Pagan Religion of Phoenicia


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Salammbô's worship of Tanit is therefore not merely an appropriation of the deity for secular use, but an outright attempt to dominate the divine.
As it is presented, the veil of Tanit appears to occupy a space of representational delirium.
He compares Tanit and Moloch to a woman chasing a man. All the fecundity of this woman derives from this man yet she desires him, chases him.
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